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Tao Chen
Research Fellow



Tao Chen joined the Centre for Health Economics at University of York from Nov 2022. He earned his first degree in medicine (2006), followed by MSc (2009) and PhD (2012) in epidemiology and biostatistics from the Peking Union Medical College and Tshinghua University.

Prior to his role at York, he worked at University of Liverpool, Liverpool School of Tropic Medicine, King’s College London and Nanjing Medical University in China.

His research includes the trial based or model-based economic evaluation. He also researches disease modelling to assess the clinical and cost impacts from breakthrough trials or health policies locally and globally, particularly in cardiovascular diseases. Another area of his interest is on statistical issues in design, analysis and reporting in clinical trials for medical and public health problems.



  • Statistical including health economic issues in design, analysis and reporting in clinical trials for medical and public health problems.
  • Synthesizing existing evidence using IPD or study-level trial data to inform policy and practice decisions.
  • Mathematical modelling to project future impact of interventions on clinical outcome, equity and health cost

Research group(s)


  • Scaling-up Care for Perinatal Depression through Technological Enhancements to the ‘Thinking Healthy Programme’. ENHANCE trial. NIHR, 2019-2023 External Activity

External activities


  • Royal Statistical Society (fellow, 2018 - present)
  • HMB-ICU trial (Data Monitoring Committee)
  • LIGHTHOUSE trial (Data Monitoring Committee)
  • TIARA trial (Data Monitoring Committee)
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Tao Chen
Research Fellow
Centre for Health Economics